BUS SAFETY TOOLS PROVIDED BY THE FMCSA
Bus safety is a tremendous concern for many of us that occasionally rely upon commercial bus carriers to transport groups to and from recreational activities or for trips. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has created a really helpful tool for people considering a group bus trip. The “Look Before You Book” campaign helps provide consumers with data regarding commercial bus operations and their record for safety so that consumers can make a more informed choice about their decision. If you are considering a group trip using a commercial bus carrier, we strongly recommend that you at least glance at this tool and the data it provides.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the federal agency responsible for oversight of commercial carriers, and commercial carriers include some commercial buses responsible for transporting people. In connection with the “Look Before You Book” campaign, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration works to maintain information regarding:
- Commercial buses have a record of failing to properly maintain buses or lack safety equipment that is required by federal, state, or local law or regulation.
- Commercial bus carriers that have a record on noncompliance with federal law or regulations governing the operation of commercial buses (for example, not employing licensed and qualified commercial drivers, or not following Hours of Service rules that keep excessively tired and drowsy drivers off our roadways).
- Commercial bus carriers that fail to properly register buses
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT HAS BEEN HURT IN A BUS ACCIDENT…
Our Macon personal injury lawyers may be able to help you. The data compiled in connection the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's “Look Before You Book” campaign can be extremely helpful in develop the lack of care and oversight employed by a commercial bus operation.
If you have any questions regarding a commercial bus accident in or around Macon, Georgia, contact The Sessions Law Firm today.